Lookie What I Found! ;-)


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landisr
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Lookie What I Found! ;-)

Post by landisr » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:57 pm



I found this on Craigslist and was lucky enough to 'snag' it. One owner. It is pretty much showroom quality even though it has 66,000 miles on it. It has a nice Daytona fairing, which is loaded with old school options like a radar detector, CB wired for both a headset or mike and speaker, an array of VDO gauges, pressure gauges and buttons for Air Command air compressor for the forks/shocks, and other goodies. It also has powder coated rocker and cam belt covers, air horns, driving and fog lights, a Rack Factory trunk, Cyber Lights brake light module, supplemental turn signal and brake lights, a Cycle Gard motion alarm, a really nice Corbin double bucket seat with rider backrest and bag, and a nice set of Krauser bags. The Corbin should fit me fine because he is of the same height and stature as me. Oh, and you might notice in the pics that it has a nice set of auxiliary fuel tanks! I'm sure I am missing something, though.

The owner purchased it new in August of 76 and maintained it meticulously. There are a lot of records, receipts and documentation. He also installed all the accessories, which means he kept all the takeoffs, with the exception of the stock seat. He also made some unique modifications like a fiber optic light monitoring system via a little panel on the fairing dash. He and his wife just recently were moved to an Assisted Living facility, and his daughter and son-in-law were 'highly motivated' to sell it. Ain't I lucky? :D

It wouldn't start when I went to look at it, but it had run earlier in the day because the motor was slightly warm. As I said, they wanted it gone so they lowered the price. After I untwisted my arm I said ok.

I had to remove the left 'tank' to check the battery, so I went ahead and removed them both and went back to the regular tank. They were in the way while moving the bike around and using the center stand. Moving forward, I intend to take the bike back closer to stock, with just a NC Plexifairing 3, Corbin, luggage rack and Krausers.

And the fix to get it running? I tightened battery connections...

I just HAD to tell somebody! :lol:

Ron
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Re: Lookie What I Found! ;-)

Post by offcenter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 pm

Oh man! That's rare all the way around!
It's an LTD model, the rarest, with some very rare
accessories on it. Those side tanks, and that fairing
are hard to find.
Good luck with it!!
George in Jersey.
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Re: Lookie What I Found! ;-)

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:57 pm

That's considerably nicer than the 76 I just got and now have scattered all over the shop, by about a million dollars.

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Re: Lookie What I Found! ;-)

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:33 pm

Wow, she's a beaut! Very lucky find!
They say 98% of all Hardleys ever made are still on the road..... The other 2% made it home. :lol:
(I stole this from somebody on another GW site...) :roll:

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Post by landisr » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:34 pm

It now shares my virtual garage with my other '76 (see my Avatar) at my brother's place in MI and my '94A I have here in Phoenix.

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Re: Lookie What I Found! ;-)

Post by bentleyss » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 am

What a beauty....NICE find!!!

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Post by landisr » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 am

Thanks, Everyone. I feel very priviledged. I hope to get started tinkering just as soon as my shiny new hip settles in.. :o

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Re: Lookie What I Found! ;-)

Post by Mh434 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:42 am

All I can say is....WOW!! :shock: :mrgreen:

I have a pretty good knowledge of 'Wings, but I've never even heard of those side "tanks" before - I presume they're for added fuel, for longer trips? That bike looks absolutely stunning!!

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Post by landisr » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:53 am

Thank you. Yes, the PO claimed they each hold 1.5 gallons, for total onboard capacity of 8 gallons. He said he kept them empty except for when he was travelling. They had their own petcock and fed the fuel filter the same as the stock tank.

They MAY be going on the auction block. I haven't decided yet.

Ron


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